Impact


In 2012

• 32 women and 72 children graduated from our residential program this year, 97% of whom moved on to stable, violence-free housing

• More than 50 families participated in our monthly Aftercare program last year. 

• 52 children suffering from intense emotional and physical trauma received counseling services from partners Children’s Research Triangle, Catholic Charities, Early Intervention, C4 and Counseling Centers of Lakeview, resulting in improved health and behavior and a sense of peace and playfulness

• While living at the House, 13 women residents took GED prep classes; 5 women entered higher education and certification programs; 8 women became employed; and 11 received ESL tutoring to move forward with their educational and vocational goals

• 40 new volunteers entered House of the Good Shepherd this year through our childcare, tutoring and child friend programs.  In addition, 26 volunteer artists produced artwork based on our women’s reflections on Peace, Strength and Beauty

In 2011

• In 2011, House of the Good Shepherd served 42 mothers and 84 children (two of whom were born here), providing 3,071 days of care to women and 6,522 days of care to children. 

• Our Aftercare Program began when the first woman completed our recovery program in 1980; in 2011, 46 mothers and 96 children took advantage of these resources. 

• We also provided non-residential services such as information and referrals to over 450 additional abused, homeless or troubled women